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Lessons From a Fitness Icon: A Conversation with Keli Roberts

Lessons From a Fitness Icon: A Conversation with Keli Roberts

Fitness for Consumption ep. 9

Dr. Juris and Gregory welcome genuine fitness legend and industry icon, Keli Roberts, to the podcast.  An accomplished instructor, presenter, author and continuing education provider, Keli gives us a peek into a fitness career filled with accomplishments and incredible experiences.  Along the way, the team remarks on some unusual observations and opines on the limitations and needs of an industry in perpetual rediscovery.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The early history of group fitness classes
  • Keli’s journey to becoming a high profile fitness icon
  • The current trend of “extreme” fitness classes
  • Issues with exercise that exceeds your tolerance ability
  • Some gym exercises you may want to reconsider
  • PJ and Keli’s take on how continuing education for trainers and group fitness instructors should evolve
  • The challenges and opportunities Keli and GG face with training their clients online
  • Keli’s new book on providing a blueprint for anyone looking to start their own small group training business


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